Monthly Archives: October 2014

Barry’s Blog # 113: The Weeping Woman, Part Two

The Song As Dia de Los Muertos approaches, we ask La LLorona to be with us in song. The haunting tale of the Weeping Woman is matched and embodied in the traditional song of the same name. Joan Baez and Lila … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 112: The Weeping Woman, Part One

The Weeping Woman — Part One “Don’t go near the water, don’t go out at night,” mothers caution their children near the Rio Grande. They are protecting their children from a different threat than accidentally falling in; they’re talking about being … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 111: The Singing Policeman

The Singing Policeman I’ve been a sports fan my whole life. I used to love to go to ballgames. I don’t anymore. I used to have very good season tickets to major college basketball. I’ve given them up. Oh, I … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 110: The Myth of Immigration, Part 7 of 7

All along the U.S. / Mexico border, government agents and armed vigilantes mobilize to stop the invasion of dirty (diseased), or lazy (go on welfare), or persistent (take our jobs away) “illegal aliens.” But mostly, we build walls to keep … Continue reading

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